LOS ANGELES, California (April 5, 2012) – Imprint Entertainment (TWILIGHT, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) has optioned the film rights to Grier’s autobiography Foxy, My Life in Three Acts. Eunetta Boone to adapt. Boone most recently scripted Who is DORIS PAYNE? with Halle Berry attached to star. Imprint Entertainment’s Michael Becker will produce with Bennie Richburg and Alfred Sapse.
‘Foxy’ is Pam Grier’s account of her life: past and present. It reveals her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr.; nights out with John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, and Peter Lawford; and her ongoing battle with cancer.
“’Foxy’ succeeds at a stark impression of Grier’s courage and inner strength without the use of rose-colored glasses. Imprint Entertainment looks forward to bringing this triumphant story to life,” says Becker.
Grier, the iconic African American female sex symbol and action star from the 70′s, launched an era of films that became known as “Blaxploitation” movies – boasting predominantly black casts for black audiences. 40 years later Grier is an internationally celebrated award-winning actress who is beloved by all audiences. As Quoted by Director Quentin Tarantino while promoting his 1997 film JACKIE BROWN “Pam Grier might have been the first female action star.” Pam Grier not only opened doors for African American women but for women of all races.
Imprint Entertainment is currently in postproduction on upcoming crime thriller PAWN starring Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Nikki Reed, Michael Chiklis, Common.
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